St Martin's Church

St Martin-le-Grand

St Martin's, Coney Street, is possibly of pre-Conquest origin probably being the St. Martin's mentioned in Domesday (although this may also refer to St. Martin's, Micklegate). A church on this site is first documented in the third quarter of the 12th century. The present building has a history dating from the second quarter of the 15th century and contains the 15th century west window depicting St. Martin of Tours (fortunately removed before WW2 and now rehoused in the restored south aisle). The church was restored in 1862 and destroyed in the 1942 air raid on York. The south aisle has been restored (1961-8) as a Shrine of Remembrance to the City's dead in the two world wars.

Photo: taken 19 March 2006
Photo Copyright Dave Woodcock 2008.

Click here to close this window.

This page last modified Wednesday, 14 January 2009.     Site owner: Dave Woodcock, who is solely responsible for the site contents.